Monday, June 15, 2015

It's heeeeeere, the phaaaantom of the oooopperaaaa!

Ahem, no, not really.  The Great Book Giveaway Bonanza, however, IS here!  (I'm a little hyper right now because I've been quite excited for this for a while.  And…)

I'm shameless, I know.


But anywho!  Click the link I provided, and you'll go to a page on Hamlette's blog that links to all the participating blogs, so you can check out all the giveaways at once:)

Here are my giveaway options!  (*Note*  I'm sorry to say that, for financial reasons, I have to restrict this to US residents only:( )

Books (Please note--all of these books were bought used and still have their price stickers on them, which I can try to remove, if you prefer, except Zia, which was bought new.)

Apologies for the poor picture quality.

The Last Trail by Zane Grey--I picked this up at a library sale; good condition.

Zia by Scott O'Dell--This is a sequel to Island of the Blue Dolphins.  It is gently used, but in great condition.  

Kaiulani:  The People's Princess (from the Royal Diaries series) by Ellen Emerson White--Bought used, but in good condition.  

The Thief and the Beanstalk (a Further Tales adventure) by P. W. Catanese--An interesting twist on Jack and the Beanstalk, it sadly is a bit beat up.  Some ruffled/curled pages and bent corners, especially one rather noticeable on the front cover.  

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech--Fairly good condition, with a few dents and minor bends.

Moonblood (third book in the Tales of Goldstone Wood series) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl--Used, but good condition similar to The Wanderer (perhaps a bit better).  

The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis--A movie tie-in edition with color photos and a note from the author while on set.  In good condition.  

A Gift to Remember by Melissa Hill--Fine condition, except that there are some faded marks on the back of the cover and a 'grimy' spot on the front cover that looks as though it were the remains of a sticker. 

Bookmarks (Can't absolutely guarantee durability, since I don't have a laminator or anything of that sort, but they seem to hold up pretty well.  Made with glue or photo splits.)

When I heard that we could include book-related items, I was quite excited.  Prepare for bookmarks!:D


Collection #1 is related to movies/tv shows.  From left:  BBC Robin Hood.  This one has a picture of Robin and Marian at the bottom and has a bunch of RH quotes and feels and such:)  The prominent quote is, "We were fighters and I'm proud."  ~ The Princess Bride (Inigo Montoya).  This includes his famous line:  "Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to DIE!"  ~  The Princess Bride (Vizzini)  This quote is, "Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?  Morons."  ~  August Rush  Quote:  "You know what music is?  It's God's little reminder that there's something else besides us in this universe."  ~  Gilmore Girls  Fun quote:  "We're almost there, and nowhere near it.  All that matters is we're going."


Collection #2 is related to books and book quotes.  From left, row by row:  Ella Enchanted:  "blue as midnight with a white sash"  Utterly random; for some reason, I liked that quote and how it fit with the color blue and the white.  The Book Thief:  "I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right."    Les Misèrables:  "To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live."  The Tale of Despereaux:  "The world is dark, and light is precious.  Come closer, dear reader.  You must trust me.  I am telling you a story."  (This one has '3d' corners, just so you know.)  Second row:  The Princess Bride:  "Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high."  The Lord of the Rings:  "I wonder if we shall ever be put into songs or tales.  We're in one, of course, but I mean:  put into words…told by the fireside, or read out of a great big book with red and black letters…"  Ralph Waldo Emerson:  "Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."  (With picture of '08 Elinor reading.)  Pride and Prejudice:  "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife."  (I copied that directly out of the book, and so I kept the punctuation, even though it bugs me a little.)

And there you are!  I tried to use different 'fonts' when writing these, so some are chunky and some are weird and some are just normal;)  

Now, to enter.  Just leave a comment telling me which book or bookmark you'd most like if you win (please feel free to enter all three giveaways!) and your email address so I can contact you in case you win.  If you don't want your email address out there, you can simply delete your comment after you post it (it'll be sent to my email anyway).  I will draw a winner a week from now, June 22nd.   I thiiiink that's it.  Have at it!

Don't forget to check out Hamlette's page to find all the other giveaways!  






51 comments:

  1. Ooooooooohhhhhhhh!!! :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Book: Kaiulani. Bookmark from 1st collection: Robin Hood!!!!! :) Bookmark from 2nd collection: Samwise the Brave. :) Thanks again! annesaprons@gmail.com

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    1. You're so welcome, Kerry! Thanks for entering:)

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OLIVIA! Have a lovely day, darling! :-)

    I totally understand about the USA-residents thing - I would do the same if I were you. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Naomi!!!:D I appreciate it!

      Yeah, sad but practical:-/

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  3. (Annnnnnnnnnd it's actually my 13th wedding anniversary. Just so you know.) Happy birthday!

    I would like "The Last Trail" by Zane Grey, the "Princess Bride" bookmark, or the "Tale of Despereaux" bookmark.

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    2. Oh, yes! Happy anniversary!:D And thanks:)

      Thanks for entering! But could you specify which Princess Bride bookmark you would like if you win? Thanks:)

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  4. Book- The Last Trail by Zane Grey
    Bookmark Collection 1- Princess Bride Inigo Montoya
    Bookmark Collection 2)- Samwise!!!!
    legalois94@gmail.com

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  5. Book- The thief and the beanstalk
    Bookmark collection- any from number two and the Inigio Montoya one from the first collection

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  7. Happy birthday, Olivia darling!

    Wow, I find that so cool that we both made bookmarks. ;-) Yours are awesome! My favorite is the Elinor Dashwood one, but the one with the Les Mis quote comes veeerrry close, because that's one of my all-time favorite quotes.

    As for books: Zane Grey! Woo-hoo! The Last Trail would be my first choice. Also The Wanderer looks kinda interesting.

    Thanks for hosting this, Olivia! :-)

    ~Emma

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    1. Thank you, dearie:)

      Haha, yes! It's definitely cool! Aww! Thanks! And thanks for entering:D

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  9. I would want The Thief and the Beanstalk.
    Thank you for the give away!
    My email is aadavid1999@icloud.com.

    ~Ali

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  10. Book: "The Thief and the Beanstalk"
    Collection #1: Robin Hood!
    Collection #2: Pride & Prejudice

    And my e-mail is . . . violynist20@gmail.com

    Blessings! :-)

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    1. Thanks for entering, Cryslyn, and blessings to you, too!:D

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  11. Many happy returns Olivia!

    ~Chloe

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    1. Sure thing, Jenny!:) Thanks for entering!

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  13. Happy Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate! :)
    From Collection #1, I like the Vizzini PB bookmark first and second the August Rush quote.
    From Collection #2, I like the one with a quote from Les Miserables.
    No books for me this time. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    E-mail: hew1988 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thank you! It certainly was:)

      Okay, thanks for entering!

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  14. You do not need to enter me into the drawings, but I just wanted to say what you've put together is lovely! I would love to participate in things like this, but we don't have a P.O.Box, and I am always hesitant about giving out our home address online. But I hope you have a lot of fun, and good luck to those that enter- the books look good!

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    1. Thank you so much! I totally understand about the address thing; I don't want to give out mine, either, and I don't have a P. O. box either, so I'm going to just give out a work address:-/

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  15. Happy birthday! I hope it's been awesome. :) I'd love to be entered for Wanderer by Sharon Creech. Thank you! flowersofquiethappiness (at) gmail (d0t) com

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    1. Thanks, Kara! It has:) Ok, thanks for entering!

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  16. The redemption of Sarah Cain!!
    1p57biskit at gmail dot com

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  17. Oh, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How exciting. :-D I'd love to have a birthday in Spring. *sigh* Mine's in the dead heat of summer. Pool parties are about all I can get. ;-) (I did have an "Unbirthday Party" in winter for my 10th though, and no, I'm not a fan of Alice in Wonderland. :-P
    I can totally understand about cost and stuff, but it looks like a fantastic giveaway! :-)
    ~Miss Meg March

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    1. Thanks so much, Miss March! Yeah, I like it:D Except this year it WAS soooooo hot. Ah, well:) Well, pool parties are cool! And an unbirthday party!!! Hehe, I'm not a big fan of AiW myself, but that's awesome! (Oh, and I do like some of the quotes from AiW--like the other day, for my b-day, I bought a necklace with a quote from the Cheshire Cat on it XD )
      Yeah. I'm still a bit bummed about it, but what can ya do:-/

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  18. Happy Birthday, Olivia!!! Hope your day was fantastic!
    And, while I'm not going to enter the giveaway, I just wanted to say that the bookmarks you made (I assume you made them?) are so pretty and adorable, especially the Robin Hood one!! :D

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    1. Thank you, Natalie! It was:)
      Aww! Thanks so much! Yeah, I made them :-P Yes, the RH one was a ton of fun to make:D

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  19. Happy (late) birthday, Olivia! :-)

    I'd love to win The Last Trail, then my second choice would be The Redemption of Sarah Cain. (I love that movie, by the way! :-)) Your bookmarks are really cool! My favorite is the Ella Enchanted one.

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    1. Thank you, Sadie!:)

      Cooleo! Thanks for entering!

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    1. Thanks for entering, poetryinleaves! But I can't seem to find your email anywhere…I don't think I have a form set up? So if you could just comment with the email and then delete the comment, I'd appreciate it:) Because I'm drawing the winners today.

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    3. Nope, you're not too late! Thanks!

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  22. How did I miss this?!?!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF MY NEW DEAR BLOGGER FRIENDS!!!!! :D

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    1. Thank you, Evie!!!!!!!!:D :D :D

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    2. It's alright!!!!! How was it?!?! AH I need to email you your big birthday bonanza.. coughihavetowriteitfirst...cough.. xD

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